Student Research

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

The 9th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit (HSSRS) was a virtual online event the week of May 18th to 22nd with 82 posters or oral presentations. There were four categories:

GRADUATE: including a Master’s student from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, a Master’s student from the Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pharm D, Medical Residents, and BA/MD and MD Year 5 and 6 Medical students.

Category 1: Graduate – Poster – with 25 submissions

Category 2: Graduate – Oral PowerPoint Presentation– with 15 presentations

UNDERGRADUATE: including students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and BA/MD and MD Years 1 to 4 Medical students.

Category 3: Undergraduate – Poster – with 35 submissions

Category 4: Undergraduate – Oral PowerPoint Presentation- with 7 presentations

Here is the breakdown of the first authors for all submissions:

51 Medical students
3 Medical Residents
1 MS Bioinformatics
8 Pharm D Students
2 SBS undergraduate students

Our thanks to the record number of judges for a variety of institutes.

25 from School of Medicine
3 from Truman Medical Center
17 from Children’s Mercy Hospital
1 from School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
3 from School of Pharmacy
1 from School of Nursing and Health Sciences
1 from the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center

We also want to acknowledge the faculty members who served as judges at the event:

Jenifer Allsworth, PhD
Jannette Berkley-Patton, PhD
Jared Bruce, PhD
Susana Chavez-Bueno, MD
Xiangping Chu, MD, PhD
Maria Cole, PhD
Tim Cole, PhD
Alain Cuna, MD
Jennifer Dilts, MD
Raymond Duncan, PhD
Zarmina Ehsan, MD
Keith Feldman, MD
Cynthia Flanagan
Mingui Fu, PhD
Monica Gaddis, PhD
Holly Hagle, PhD
Wail Hassan, PhD
Dan Heruth, PhD
Rosa Huang, PhD
Charlie Inboriboon, MD
Bridgette Jones, MD
Peter Koulen, PhD
Kamani Lankachandra, MD
Chi Lee, PhD
Jessica Markham, MD
Valerica Mateescu, MD
Jared May, PhD
Darla McCarthy, PhD
Agostino Molteni, MD
Paula Monaghan-Nichols, PhD
Amanda Montalbano, MD
Mark Nichols, PhD
Sarah Nyp, MD
Bart Patenaude, MD
Mark Patterson, PHD, MPH
John Perry, MD
Jennifer Qayum, MD
Nilofer Qureshi, PhD
Kimberly Randell, MD
Shenoy Santosh, MD
Neerupma Silswal, PhD
Christine Sullivan, MD
Mike Wacker, PhD
Steven Waldman, MDJD
Kristin Wright, PhD
Gerald Wyckoff, PhD

Thanks to the Office of Marketing and Communications for their assistance in promoting and covering this annual event that celebrates the research of our students.

This year’s HSSRS presentations may be viewed on the Office of Research Administration student research website.

– – – – – – – – – – – About the Summit – – – – – – – – – – –

The UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit enables members of the UMKC health sciences community to display poster presentations in a forum that:

  • Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, Pharmacy, and Computing and Engineering;
  • Fosters research collaborations across disciplines and schools that will produce economic, health, education and quality-of-life benefits for the greater Kansas City community.
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Submissions & Posters

Upload your Posters/Powerpoint by May 14th in Box at:
Save the poster or Powerpoint file in this format: LastNameFirstName.

HSSRS 2020 Winners

Graduate Clinical Poster: 25 Posters

1st Place: Mark Gray, Masters Student SBCS: Bone Strain Alters Cardiac Function Mentor: Michael Wacker, SOM

2nd Place: Suma Ancha, SOM MS VI: Electronic Health Record Functionality: Medical Students’ Perspective Mentor: No Mentor listed.

3rd Place: 3 way tie

3rd Place: Brooke Jacobson, PharmD YR4: Development of a Cystic Fibrosis Specific Antibiogram Mentor: Claire Elson, CMH

3rd Place: Rachna Talluri, SOM MS V: The influence of maturity on the relationship between the triglyceride/HDL ratio and vascular health in children and adolescents with dyslipidemia Mentor: David White, CMH

3rd Place: Brandon Wesche, SOM MS VI: Transcriptome Changes after Glucocorticoids for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Graduate Oral Powerpoint Presentation: 15 Presentations

1st Place: Darya Tajfiroozeh, SOM MS VI: Immune profiling of dexamethasone response in treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

2nd Place: Andrew Peterson, SOM MS V: Development and Validation of the Nasal Outcome Score for Epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (NOSE HHT) Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, Wash U.

3rd Place: Emily Boschert, SOM MS VI: 22 Years of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Firearm Injuries: The Carnage Continue Mentor: Richard Schwend, CMH

Undergraduate Poster: 35 applicants

1st Place: Adnan Islam, SOM MS IV: rfaZ’s Role in Escherichia coli Neonatal Sepsis: In-Vitro Bacterial Growth Mentor: Susana Chavez-Bueno, CMH

2nd Place: Som P Singh, SOM MS III: Mental Health Outcomes of Early-Entrance to College Students: A Cross Sectional Study Mentor: Jianwei Jiao, SOM

3rd Place : Shil Shah, MS III: The Effects of Necrotizing Enterocolitis on Cytoskeletal Genes in Gut Epithelium Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Undergraduate Oral Powerpoint Presentations – 7 applicants

1st Place: Madhavi Murali, SOM MS IV: Challenges of interpreting Naranjo causality assessment of pediatric adverse drug reactions Mentor: Jennifer Goldman, CMH

2nd Place: Aarya Ramprasad, SOM MS II: Contributions to Health Disparities Observed in the COVID19 Pandemic Mentor: Bridgette Jones, SOM

3rd Place: Victoria Shi, SOM MS II: Transcriptome Analysis of Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan-Nichols, SOM

Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.